How to report environmental crime
Environmental crime is any action that has a negative effect on our surroundings. We can take action against individuals committing these offences.
In order to prosecute a fly-tipper or an individual committing an environmental crime, we need to gather evidence. You can help by giving us details such as:
- the name of the individual committing the offence if you know who it is
- a description of the individual
- uniforms or vehicles that can identify the company that the individual works for
- the time and location you saw them committing the offence.
What you can report
Environmental crime can include:
- littering or fly-tipping
- fly-posting or graffiti
- abandoned vehicles
- unlicensed scrap metal collectors
- untaxed vehicles.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich takes a zero tolerance approach to dealing with environmental crime. If someone commits a crime against the environment, there will be consequences.
Actions we take include:
- issuing £75 spot fines for littering
- issuing £400 spot fines for illegally dumping rubbish
- seizing vehicles used to illegally dump rubbish or used by unregistered persons to transfer waste
- serving notices on owners or occupiers for untidy or overgrown gardens that cause nuisance
- serving statutory notices
- serving community protection notices.
If you want the Council to clear a fly-tip, litter or other street cleanliness issues but don't have the details of people committing an environmental crime, you can report it on Fix My Street.